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Haunted Bridges of the Carolinas

Updated on October 29, 2010


While the Bridges of Madison County are known by many, it is not the only place famous for its bridges. All across North and South Carolina are picturesque locations that have delighted guest and residents alike. The bridges are not just the expected like those in the mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but all over the Carolinas. Many of them have stories and legends associated with them which the locals are happy to share. So, if looking for a unique adventure or weekend trip (or two), come check out these North and South Carolina bridges.

The Crybaby Bridges- Many towns have what have been referred to as Crybaby bridges. These are bridges where young children have died and where people now report that cries of either the children or their parents can be heard. Whether it is the bridge of Rose Hill Plantation in SC, Sally’s Bridge on Poplar Tent Road of Concord, NC, the Morphus Bridge of Wendell, NC, the Pine Lake Golf Club bridge of Anderson, SC they all have something in common: the loss of  young lives. Local legends range form hearing the sounds of the victim’s cries to see the apparitions of the victim’s mother.

In Lancaster, SC is the Hands Below the Bridge. Local lore has it that 2 fisherman died here years ago. To this day, people have reported sightings of a pair of hands reaching up to grab hold to the bridge railings.

Bunker Hill Bridge
Bunker Hill Bridge


The Poinsett Bridge in Greenville, South Carolina is one of the few Gothic structures in the upcountry of South Carolina. Although it looks centuries old, it was actually built by slaves during the 1800s. There are many stories associated with the bridge and local are glad to sit and share as many as the listener is willing to hear. Reports of mysterious screams, glowing lights and unexplained occurrences such as vehicle malfunctions have been made for many years.

Covered bridges have long been associated with stories of lovers, mystery and spectral event, and those in South and North Carolina are no exception. To see apparitions, hear ghostly tales, or perhaps hear the scream for yourself, the Bunker Hill Bridge outside of Claremont, NC; the Pisgah Covered Bridge south of Asheboro, NC and the Campbell’s Bridge near Gowensville, SC are some of the most famous.

If looking for some haunted happenings, then these are just the places to go!  Of course, you may decide that ghost hunting is not all that you anticipated. But at least, you will have the stories to tell that are sure to delight and tantalize everyone who hears them and ensure invitations to Halloween parties everywhere.


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      mizjo 5 years ago from New York City, NY

      That bridge sure looks haunted! You won't get me to go anywhere near it at night!

      I watched the 'Bridges of Madison County'. That one was haunted by an illicit love affair. I suppose a lot of bridges must have stories to tell, including the one that had a troll living underneath it!

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Janet Slagell 7 years ago

      Glad to help!

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      France Travel Inf 7 years ago

      This was fascinating! We love taking local "ghost walks" when we visit a new town!


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